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Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Thomas Williams, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Rumor has it we may also lose Benecchi thread.

    Tim, I think the "bad batch" theory may be what I'm dealing with the Veevus thread that was breaking on me. I'll see if it continues and if so, I'll contact the supplier for a replacement. If Benecchi goes under, I'll probably switch to Veevus... they are very similar threads.
     
  2. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Veevus 12/0 is the shit. I bought 3 spools and it's in the "where have you been all my life" category now. It is strong, small and flattens out/untwists easy. Frays less than 8/0 Danville, and has comparabe strength so it's been proving to be way more durable to use with my ape like fingers.

    I will still use Uni and Danville flymaster (because I own plenty of both), but if all my favorite fluorescent colors show up (I think 10/0 has more colors), it will be Veevus from here on out.
     
  3. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Well I do use good quality bobbins. Dr. Slick ceramic for thread and the larger one for floss? Those are good right? I bought a set of bobbins off eBay, they blew so bad it was rediculous. The ceramic portion looked like it had corrosion inside all the way down. Every single one broke and freyed my thread first wrap. Never again! I'm gonna check out this veevus stuff. I'm glad the thread size to fly size came up because I'm always wondering what size I should use. I just figure its the smallest I can get away with without compromising the flies strength.
     
  4. Thomas Mitchell

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    Tim, watch ebay. Last year I bought a bag of Gudebrod, approximately 50 spools of 6/0, 8/0 and a few 3/0, black with a few orange, red and olive. It was about $40 and worth every penny to me. Gudebrod is fantastic.

    Lagurtun is great too but it's very expensive and I think it only comes in white and black.
     
  5. kingfisser

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    ....just bought a couple spools of Veevus 16/0 ...looking forward to give 'em a whip(wirl)
     
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    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Same here, I just got some Veevus 12/0 and it is awesome and durable, I like that I can "crank" it down and not worry.
    One question tho...can I use this 12/0 on more than just small flies and midges? I would be hella tempted to use it on all my SRC ties as well, it gives me so much more room to work. Any thoughts on this?
    How big is too big for 12/0.
     
  7. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Eyejuggler, I've used 14/0 on steelhead and full dress salmon flies. Just takes lots of wraps to cover the hook shank, but the material tie in points are really small.
     
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    I have throw my 2c in here. I have been a bit disappointed in UNI. I've noticed inconsistencies from spool to spool and in different colors. I find weak points from time to time and notice that diameters seem to be different in certain colors. Could be where they are made. Some spools marked Canada, others China, Spain.
    I have changed to Griffiths Sheer and like it enough that I don't need to look at any other brands except maybe for the larger sizes. UNI doesn't flatten enough for me.
    Jack
     
  9. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. Ive learned quite a bit and have a better feel for what's on the market. Gotta love this forum. I appreciate everyone's time.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
     
  10. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Any of our sponsors carry Veevus
     
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    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Thanks Ron! Gonna keep playing with it. I love the stuff so far!
     
  12. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    No problem with steelie flies. This one was tied with 12/0

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/no-name-blue-thing.85940/
     
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  14. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Your welcome. If my experience in animal carcass hoarding...err..."fly tying"...proves useful for more than filling dark corners of the "man cave" then that's cool. :p
     
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    Hans is always splitting the tying thread for dubbing a pattern. I have a heck of a time spitting thread so I just bought some Marc Petitjean "Split Second Thread" that is designed specifically for splitting. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works.
     
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